June 30, 2010 Special Dispatch No. 3075

Release of Al-Qaeda's New English-Language Magazine Ends in Jihadi Web Disaster

June 30, 2010
Special Dispatch No. 3075

In the days leading up to June 30, 2010, the major jihadist web forums featured promotional banners for a new English-language Al-Qaeda magazine, called Inspire. The magazine was produced under the auspices of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's media wing, Al-Malahim, and was to include an exclusive interview with the Emir of AQAP, Abu Basir Al-Wuhayshi, as well as a "guest article" by the radical Yemeni-American sheikh Anwar Al-Awlaki. Despite the description of Al-Awlaki as a guest writer, it stands to reason that he was the driving force behind the magazine. ...

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